bands

The Wailin' Jennys This group of women from Manitoba are one of Canada's treasures, having achieved a national presence in the music field. They are multi-nominated and winners of Juno Awards for several categories.

Events

Fiddlers on The Trent....- The purpose of this event is to raise funds to alleviate starvation in the world through the work of the Canadian Food Grains Bank. All donations are matched 4:1 by the Federal Government organization CIDA. Many entertainers perform at discounted rates and the event is solely run and organized by hundreds volunteers.

Chelmsford Fiddle & Step Dance Competition - FIDDLEWORKS is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1999 to promote year-round fiddle and stepdance which includes the annual 'Chelmsford Fiddle & Stepdance Festival' in May.

Dundalk Dance Association - The objective of the Dundalk Dance Association is to raise funds for the exclusive purpose of organizing and hosting the Dundalk Dance Festival held annually in the town of Dundalk, province of Ontario, in order to showcase, preserve and maintain interest in traditional Canadian dancing including clogging, square dancing and step dancing.

Ottawa Fiddle & Step Association

The Orangeville Fiddle and Step Dance Camp is dedicated to promoting the art of traditional Canadian old time fiddling as well as traditional and Ottawa Valley step dancing. Music has the power to change and enrich people's lives and we, at the Orangeville Fiddle and Step Dance Camp, strive to be leaders in cultivating a love for this powerful cultural heritage.

Ottawa Valley Fiddle Camp - This camp is run by Sherryl Fitzpatrick. She has been classically trained as well as learning many styles of fiddle music. She began competing in fiddle competitions in 1994. To her contest credit is Perth, Ontario (runner-up) (1995), Champion at the Douro competition (1995), Champion Vanier, Ontario (2000).

Home Routes - Home Routes is a not-for-profit organization made up of folks just like you and is dedicated to the love of music, to making music more accessible to a greater number of people and to supporting the artists that make the music. Home Routes is an organized approach to planning home-based shows that ensures a fun time for the presenter and the artist.

Learning Resources

Chad's School of Fiddle and Step Dance in Ottawa, Ontario

Calvin Vollrath Fiddle Camp - St. Edouard Alberta, Canada

Ottawa Valley School of Traditional Fiddle - is run by Sherryl Fitzpatrick. She has been classically trained as well as learning many styles of fiddle music. She began competing in fiddle competitions in 1994. To her contest credit is Perth, Ontario (runner-up) (1995), Champion at the Douro competition (1995), Champion Vanier, Ontario (2000).

Instruments & Repairs

G. Lou Currah - Maker of Violins ~ Violas ~ Cellos ~ Double Basses Repairs ~ Bow Rehairing ~ Restorations